Support Groups - 70-ish to lose weekly checkin 7/9-15




queenjane
07-09-2007, 11:52 AM
Those were some great "encouraging words" last week -- I especially liked, "You are in control! Food is not!" (thanks, katallan)

Well, we survived the holiday week...what's in store for you this week? More vacation? Work? Anything special you'd like to share?

Please check-in with:

What's your weigh-in (if you care to share):

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose):

Your most recent "little victory" (weight loss is all about the baby steps, now, isn't it?):

Finally: someone suggested renaming our thread "that 70s show" -- what do you think of that idea?


Piiper33
07-09-2007, 12:05 PM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share):208

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose):205

Your most recent "little victory" (weight loss is all about the baby steps, now, isn't it?):When I reached 209...the fact that those last two diggits started with a zero seemed like a big deal!

queenjane
07-09-2007, 12:06 PM
What's in store this week? Work-work-work. Plus trying to help my son get used to sleeping nights in his "big boy bed" (he's 2 -- he's been doing weekend naps there great, but struggling with nighttime sleeping).

What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 210 -- last week's gain is gone!

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): Move more to try to meet my ambitious July exercise goal! That and the ever-present "don't eat after 9PM" -- it seems that 9 is the magic hour when all I crave is junk. Aiming for 208 on the scales next week.

Your most recent "little victory" (weight loss is all about the baby steps, now, isn't it?): I managed to not eat after 9PM 5/7 days last week (one night we didn't get home from work/school and an after work event until 8:30, so I kinda had to eat after bedtime that night, the other was just a complete loss of control). I'm going to recommit to this goal this week and aim for 7/7!


Ethereal
07-09-2007, 01:02 PM
Good job on the 20*'s, Lisa! 199 is gonna be great, too, isn't it? I can't wait myself!

WTG on your self-control queenjane! :D

What's your weigh-in: 207.2 - That's .2 up from my lowest (last Tuesday), but I'm hoping TOM is the reason. ;)

What's your goal this week: Downward movement on the scale, and a new focus on weight training!

Your most recent "little victory": I bought some flax seed oil at Trader Joe's and successfully ate it with my yogurt this morning (without unpleasantness - I have a bit of a traitorous stomach sometimes). It's a big step for me because it's a whopping 14g of fat that in no way contributes to the yumminess of the food I'm eating, which means I'll have to more carefully restrict my fat for the rest of the day to compensate - and do this for the rest of my life! Despite the appearance (ick ick ick), it didn't seem to have any flavour, so I think I can handle it.

It's especially nice to know I'm making an effort to get a healthy dose of the GOOD fats that will help a lot of my internal functions - and I hear they help your skin a little, too! :cool:

EDIT: Re-weighed myself on a whim and fixed my weigh-in. .6 of a pound lighter than 2 hours ago, hah! I usually don't weigh often, but I will out of curiosity every now and then.

katallan
07-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Good Morning! Just found the new thread after being on vacation last week!:D

Had a great time camping and managed not to overindulge with the exception of one day!;) I did manage to step on the scales this morning since I was gone on my regular weigh in day and am down to 191.:carrot:

What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 191

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose):Stay focused and lose weight and inches!

Your most recent "little victory" (weight loss is all about the baby steps, now, isn't it?): My blue jeans aren't as hard to button as they use to be!:dizzy: Definitely a victory as I thought I might have to go up a size!

hotmama2three
07-09-2007, 01:45 PM
You Girls are doing great!! Like Ethereal said, WTG!!

Aaahhh me. I did not have a great exercise/food week, but managed not to go above last week's weight. The fourth wasn't so bad though considering all the good food (healthy too, but a lot of variety) out. I just never really got it back together though. Thank goodness for Mondays (ha! never thought I'd say that =).

What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 217

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): Exercise 5 out of seven days and drink a lot of water.

Your most recent "little victory" (weight loss is all about the baby steps, now, isn't it?): I'm starting to look decent in a tank top, which is great because Southern California has been hot hot hot!!

hotmama2three
07-09-2007, 01:53 PM
BTW, 'That 70's Show' is a cute name/idea. Demi Moore is one lucky lady, that Ashton Kutcher is a cutie pie!

queenjane
07-09-2007, 02:39 PM
BTW, 'That 70's Show' is a cute name/idea.

I think it's a cute name, too...though it's not exactly clear what the group is for if that's our name (70-year-olds? people born in the 70s? people who want to discuss the television show?). How about:

"that 70s show -- on our way to losing 70-ish pounds 7/9-15"

--K

hotmama2three
07-09-2007, 04:16 PM
Oh, that's good too!!

Is anyone here on myspace?

queenjane
07-09-2007, 05:52 PM
Man, I really admire the "100lb club" here...I lurk, and just LOVE the support and encouragement they give/get. It's awesome and inspiring to watch these folks become HALF the person they once were! Almost makes me want to set my goal at 119 so I can join them -- but that's TOO skinny on my frame.

Anyway, one of the neat things they do is a monthly "points" challenge to help them stay on program and accountable to their fellow group members (you can read about it here (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116512). So, I would like to propose a WEEKLY challenge on our thread...we could use the same rules as the 100+ club (or different rules, if you'd like to propose them):

- Give yourself 2 points if you stayed on your food plan (whatever that might be) for the day. No splitting points if you "kinda" stayed on plan -- it's all or nothing.

- Give yourself 1 point for drinking your water (whatever water goal you might have) for the day.

- Give yourself 1 point for doing your exercise (whatever your exercise goal might be) for the day.

A total of 4 points available per day, 28 points for the week. You keep track of your own points by editing your post to the check-in thread. The winner will be posted at the top of our weekly check-in thread...the prize for winning is LOSING weight! I hope it's OK to steal an idea from another support group that seems to be working for them. Maybe to avoid confusion for those who use the "new post" or "search" features, we could call them something other than "points" -- or maybe give ourselves a "smilie" for each point we earn?

What do you think? Want to start this with next week's weekly check-in thread?

--K

Ethereal
07-09-2007, 05:58 PM
That's a cute idea - I'm for it. :)

2Bthinagain
07-09-2007, 07:10 PM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): Last weigh in was Friday @ 219, I haven't checked again since.
What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): To get to the gym 2 more times than last week.
Your most recent "little victory" (weight loss is all about the baby steps, now, isn't it?): We had friends visit this weekend and someone made homemade biscuits. YUM!!! BUT I did decline. That is HUGE for me. Instead I measured out my 3/4 cup of cereal.

Short Goal - I really really really want to be less than 210 in a month. I need to be.
Excercise Goal is : starting my routine at the gym. Same time each day, getting the workout over with early so I can feel great the rest of day. I heard you need to do this 3 weeks in a row and it should become a routine/habit?Weekly Goal: Do not forget to take my synthroid or vitamins!!!
:exercise:

2Bthinagain
07-09-2007, 07:13 PM
Okay -- you are off line for 2 days and miss so many updates! I love reading how everyone is doing.
NOW, listen to this, the other day I was channel surfing and caught part of a talk show, don't know which one, but they had a girl on who had gained 85 pounds. Then they had the red team trainer from the Biggest Loser come out and talk to her. When asked how long would it really take to lose that much weight? If she tried and did her best, ate right and worked out etc.
This trainer told her "a few MONTHS"
?????
A few months?? I was thinking over a year!
How can you drop 85 pounds in 3 months????????
I was shocked that this "trainer" from a major network hit show would say something like that?
What do YOU think???

Ethereal
07-09-2007, 11:33 PM
Hard though it is to believe, it's true. There are a lot of ways to drastically accelerate weight loss - unfortunately, a lot of them have risks, and all of them are unhealthy in that you will be losing lean body mass along with the extra fat. Less muscle means a slower metabolism and less strength/energy, which makes it that much more likely that the weight will be regained in the end.

Though it frustrates me, I sincerely believe the pros when they say a slow loss of 1 - 2 pounds per week is optimal for long-term weight-loss and maintenance. Any more (water weight aside) and you could be making things even harder in the end. :(

I'm aiming for about a year for my 82 pounds!

queenjane
07-10-2007, 09:32 AM
I hardly ever watch TV, but I was channel surfing last night and saw one of those "extreme makeover" shows. There was a woman who had lost 100 pounds and they gave her a full body tuck, and a group of overweight kids who went to a camp to lose weight. I have been thinking a lot about the extra skin I'm going to have when I lose these pounds, and I've been nervous about the fact that I might have to have surgery to get rid of excess skin. Even though I've seen the fabulous results other 3FC'ers have had with tummy tuck and the like, I just thought "maybe this isn't for me" -- but I was really inspired when I saw it "live" -- they showed how they do the procedure, and the results were pretty amazing. Now, I can't wait to have my tummy tuck!

katallan
07-10-2007, 10:08 AM
I hardly ever watch TV, but I was channel surfing last night and saw one of those "extreme makeover" shows. There was a woman who had lost 100 pounds and they gave her a full body tuck, and a group of overweight kids who went to a camp to lose weight. I have been thinking a lot about the extra skin I'm going to have when I lose these pounds, and I've been nervous about the fact that I might have to have surgery to get rid of excess skin. Even though I've seen the fabulous results other 3FC'ers have had with tummy tuck and the like, I just thought "maybe this isn't for me" -- but I was really inspired when I saw it "live" -- they showed how they do the procedure, and the results were pretty amazing. Now, I can't wait to have my tummy tuck!

Yeah, I've been thinking about that too. My lower abdomen will have lots of excess skin. Between pregnancy and being fat, it is streched beyond what will ever come back to semi "normal".

hotmama2three
07-10-2007, 12:45 PM
I like the points challenge idea, it kinda breaks down our goal habits into smaller steps and will likely serve as a reminder to keep on track!

I wonder about the cosmetic surgeries too. We won't know for sure till we get there. For me, I know I will be worried about the risks and the pricetag, but it sure would be nice to look 'perfect' some day.

queenjane
07-10-2007, 06:02 PM
I'm feeling full and feeling FINE! Woo-hoo! Day 2 of staying on my eating program.

Have a good evening everyone!

Ethereal
07-10-2007, 10:02 PM
Yay queenjane! :)

I started a new workout today, and boy am I SORE! I'm giving a program called Turbulence Training a try, where you kind of tax your muscles in short bursts and then burn a lot of calories the rest of the day due to your body exerting extra effort to mend and recover. Definitely not for everyone, but I'm optimistic. I only need to train 3 days a week, 45 minutes each (including both weights and interval cardio), and then some light activity on the other days; I think it's recommended to have 1 day completely off as well.

Also incorporating some diet strategies from a program called Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (it's an eBook, like Turbulence Training is), such as having some lean protein with all of my 5-ish small daily meals, and aiming for a 50% carb, 30% protein, 20% fat calorie distribution. It's going to be pretty hard, for sure, since I never plan or cook meals in advance!

I think I will have to learn that down the road. :o

queenjane
07-11-2007, 10:13 AM
I've become a daily weigher...I know that things got out of control (and I gained about 27 pounds in about 6 months) when:

a) I stopped nursing
b) I discovered Trader Joe's big chocolate bars, and
c) I put away the scale because it made the bathroom look "messy"

I moved the scale to my bedroom, and I've been weighing everyday. I know there will be some fluctuations, and I can deal with that -- but I just need to keep tabs on my weight right now so that I can stay on the right track. I'm sure once I've been at this awhile longer, I'll have more confidence in my ability to follow my program and I'll be seeing (and feeling) results in other ways than the # on the scale. I also plan to do monthly measurements (B/W/H).

How is everybody else "keeping tabs" on themselves?

katallan
07-11-2007, 10:28 AM
I've become a daily weigher...I know that things got out of control (and I gained about 27 pounds in about 6 months) when:

a) I stopped nursing
b) I discovered Trader Joe's big chocolate bars, and
c) I put away the scale because it made the bathroom look "messy"

I moved the scale to my bedroom, and I've been weighing everyday. I know there will be some fluctuations, and I can deal with that -- but I just need to keep tabs on my weight right now so that I can stay on the right track. I'm sure once I've been at this awhile longer, I'll have more confidence in my ability to follow my program and I'll be seeing (and feeling) results in other ways than the # on the scale. I also plan to do monthly measurements (B/W/H).

How is everybody else "keeping tabs" on themselves?

Well I for one have a scale "obsession" I am trying to break! I am trying for once a week (thursday). My scales are in the kitchen, right by the refridgerator. Talk about making you think twice!

I also do the weekly measurements. That helps me. And I have started keeping up with my calories and fat grams using fitday. I hate to put down that I have "cheated" in writing!

Ethereal - Glad to see someone else trying out new exercise dvd's. I have been pulling mine out of the cabinet and mixing them up. But I am sore also!

Hope everyone has a great day today!

hotmama2three
07-11-2007, 12:07 PM
I weigh myself nearly everyday sometimes more than once a day. I can't help myself, I like to know where I started the day, how much I ended up at and how that translates the following day.

I take my measurements every month or two. And I like to try on "old" clothes to see where I'm at.

queenjane
07-11-2007, 05:14 PM
I went SHOPPING today. I have a big week-long conference for work in a few weeks, and I needed some stuff to wear...and the big news is...(drumroll)...I've already dropped a size! I pulled 18Ws off the racks and they were all hanging on me -- even the shirts (which hasn't ever happened since I got pregnant 3 years ago). The new clothes are cute, but hopefully, I will be able to have them altered soon when I drop to regular 16 or even (dare I say it?) 14!

2Bthinagain
07-11-2007, 06:32 PM
Queen Jane - congrats on the new size. I am always curious how much weight is in between sizes. 10 pounds? 20 pounds? When I mean size I mean 18-16-14-12-10. That's just awesome for you. :dancer:
Ethereal - good idea about the 50% carbs 30% protien thing. I need to get back into my fitday and start inputting stuff again.

As to other topics - I tried weighing daily but it gets too frustrating. When you diet and diet and work your butt off and think "oh this will be great" only to find you gained. I guess in the early stages your body is sometimes confused? Once I got so ticked off my blood preasure was going up. I took a shower to relax....after the shower I got on the scale again and was 2.5 pounds lighter!!! I know a guy on Oprah once said to wait a couple of months ...who the heck can wait 2 months before checking a scale? I am however going to TRY to wait until my birthday in a couple of weeks.

Love the DVD exercise concept...I haven't done that in years...sure would be fun to try instead of at the gym!

:trampo:

Piiper33
07-12-2007, 09:25 AM
Hi girls!
I know what you mean 'Hotmoma2three', I know I shouldn't weigh myself everyday but I can't help it :goodscale!! I neeeeed to know if I've lost any weight! And ofcourse I'm frustrated if it goes up a pound or 2 but I know that since I'm weighing myself everyday there will be fluctuations, but its sooooooooooo worth it when it goes down. I've lost 19lbs so far :dancer:, I can't see a difference but just seeing that number on the scale makes me want to jump up and down! I can't take my measurements because I don't own a tape measure, maybe I'll invest in one, but at the moment I just go by how my clothes fit..my jeans feel a little looser and I can definately tell my chest is smaller (which I'm loving but the fiance keeps saying he doesn't want it to get smaller lol) I just can't wait til I see it in my face, the curse of the double chins NEEDS TO GO AWAY!!!!!:tantrum:

:dust: FOR EVERYONE!!!!

2Bthinagain
07-12-2007, 09:56 AM
Lisa - would you mind if I asked how long it took you to drop the 19 pounds?
As for the tape measure, do you have a gym nearby where they could measure for you? Here I do belong to a gym but before we moved I did not, however I could go to the Y and pay something like $20 for a fitness evaluation. They measured me, took my body fat percentage and also had me work out and they compared me to other people in my age group to tell me how fit or unfit I was. It was worth the 20 bucks.
Now that I do belong to a gym, they will measure me every 6 weeks. They said pounds are much harder...but the inches will be noticable. Lord I hope!

katallan
07-12-2007, 09:59 AM
I went SHOPPING today. I have a big week-long conference for work in a few weeks, and I needed some stuff to wear...and the big news is...(drumroll)...I've already dropped a size! I pulled 18Ws off the racks and they were all hanging on me -- even the shirts (which hasn't ever happened since I got pregnant 3 years ago). The new clothes are cute, but hopefully, I will be able to have them altered soon when I drop to regular 16 or even (dare I say it?) 14!

:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

Congratulations queenjane! What a boost in confidence for you.

I haven't been brave enough to go clothes shopping yet. I think I'll wait a few more pounds first! I just now got rid of the "muffin top" on my pants I've been wearing:D

I am headed to the doctor for a followup in the morning and can't wait to weigh on the "real" scales!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Ethereal
07-12-2007, 02:46 PM
Good job ladies! I am impressed by the energy and optimism in our thread. :) Let's keep it up!

I don't seem to be losing anymore, or infact gaining a little. My excuses are TOM just passed, and my first week loss of 5 lbs was probably water weight. I also only drank 48oz of water yesterday, which may contribute. I'm still determined, but now I'm just worrying about whether or not I'm doing it "right." A week and a half is not long enough to tell for certain, though, so I'll just keep at it and see what happens later on. :^:

queenjane
07-13-2007, 01:08 AM
OMG I joined a gym. Well, it's the Y. I wanted to do it, but my son & I were going to have to pay the family rate ($67/month) and I thought $25 additional on top of an individual membership for a 2-year-old was a little much (esp. when the "youth" membership for teens is $10/month). I e-mailed the membership director and worked out a "deal" that is quite a bit better.

I want to do some of the classes with him (swimming, mom & me movement), and to do some machines that are too big to fit in my house (treadmill, spinning, eliptical).

I think it will be good for BOTH of us. Now...off to bed with me!

heath13
07-13-2007, 03:32 AM
Hi all
Sorry that I have been away all week. It has been an unexpected busy and trying week. I will explain more later. Not really doing that great on all of it-diet and exercise. I need to get to sleep-up way too late tonight. Check in later.
Heather

Ethereal
07-13-2007, 01:50 PM
No worries Heather. We all know life happens. :) We'll be here for ya next week~

Queenjane, nice move! I hope it works out well.

I really should join a gym - the elliptical machine sounds fascinating - but I've got a bit of gym-phobia; I'm not fond of leaving the apartment much at all. Not to mention I haven't started my new job yet and have zero cash for those horrible monthly fees! All I want is an elliptical and a couple of weight machines. :(

queenjane
07-13-2007, 02:48 PM
I really should join a gym - the elliptical machine sounds fascinating - but I've got a bit of gym-phobia; I'm not fond of leaving the apartment much at all. Not to mention I haven't started my new job yet and have zero cash for those horrible monthly fees! All I want is an elliptical and a couple of weight machines. :(

Two words: Tucson Y. There are several branches -- one's gotta be near you. AND they have a policy (http://www.tucsonymca.org/site/c.grLOK1PJLqF/b.838377/k.408/Financial_Assistance.htm) that no one should be turned away for lack of ability to pay. I have a decent job, but even I qualified for some assistance (waived $100 joining fee and reduced monthly -- I'm only paying $31/month for the two of us) b/c I'm a single parent. You might be surprised, sister! E-mail the membership director, plead your case and see if they'll work with you.

hotmama2three
07-13-2007, 05:30 PM
Hey, girls just wanted to send out a quick Hi!! and say, We Can Do It!! Don't be discouraged if things slow down or you hit a bump, it's just par for the course, KWIM? I have a busy weekend ahead so I probably won't 'see' you all 'till Monday. Have a great weekend and be kind to yourself!

Sherin =)

2Bthinagain
07-13-2007, 07:30 PM
Glad I'm not the only one feeling like they've had a bad week. We had company over the weekend, and though I deviated from my plan a little, I still worked out, rode the bike, hit the gym, cut the lawn, played tag in the yard with the kids...yet I'm still afraid to get on the scale and am trying to wait until my bday on July 27. OR , wait until my doctor appt which is about Aug 2. Can I wait that long?
Still tired of being tired, but oh so looking forward to losing MY muffin top too!
;)

Ethereal
07-13-2007, 11:41 PM
Two words: Tucson Y. There are several branches -- one's gotta be near you. AND they have a policy (http://www.tucsonymca.org/site/c.grLOK1PJLqF/b.838377/k.408/Financial_Assistance.htm) that no one should be turned away for lack of ability to pay. I have a decent job, but even I qualified for some assistance (waived $100 joining fee and reduced monthly -- I'm only paying $31/month for the two of us) b/c I'm a single parent. You might be surprised, sister! E-mail the membership director, plead your case and see if they'll work with you.
Really? I didn't know they did that! I may be able to get over my gym-phobia if I have a membership someplace I can afford. :carrot:

Thanks very much!

2Bthinagain
07-14-2007, 09:18 AM
Does anyone care to reveal mesaurements?
I will fess up. I just measured what used to be a 'waist', now it's sort of this ball thing that hangs in the middle of my torso. :fr:
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The only reason I am putting that info out there....in such a public place, is so that I can be accountable. I know we are all monitoring our weight and that is the goal...weight loss.....but I would love to report back in a few months with a SMALLER measurement.

FYI my sizes are either 18 or 16 depending on the brand, and I have a lot of size 1X work out pants that I wear.

queenjane
07-14-2007, 03:44 PM
Another day "perfectly on program" is on tap for today (this makes SIX in a row!) Going over to the Y when baby boy wakes up to splash around in the pool with him.

Dug out my Moosewood Low-Fat cookbook and I have three new recipes to try this week: sushi rice salad (zenor77 posted it here on 3FC and that made me dig out my virtually untouched copy of the book -- :lol:), middle eastern cannellini bean patties, and pasta with eggplant.

Sherin -- we'll catch you on Monday. Hope you have a great weekend.

Ethereal -- give the Y a call or drop and e-mail and see if they will work with you. To get a scholarship at our Y, you need to provide tax returns and stuff -- and they do offer FULL scholarships, too.

2BThin -- way to go putting that number out there! all I can think is you must be taller or curvier than me, because my number is bigger than yours! Feel free to report progress against that number in our weekly check-in...we'll cheer you on!

2Bthinagain
07-15-2007, 04:31 AM
I wish I would dig out a cookbook. Good idea.
As far as my belly measurement, I don't know why I put it out there.
I'm just so sick of all this.:stress:
Went to a neighborhood birthday party, sort of had to go..they live right next door. I am just so friggin sick of being the biggest mom.
Just sick of it. Meanwhile the skinny minnies were eating up the cake, extra cake, extra frosting , 2nd servings of icecream, and I had nothing.
Yet I'm the one that they ASSUME eats like that all the time, and I don't and I never have.
MEANWHILEl, it is 3:30AM and I can't sleep. DH won't turn the air on because it's been cool that last few nights,..tonight it's miserably hot. So what, you open the window to get a breeze, what good is a HOT breeze?
It is 79 in our bedroom............UGH
And every time I roll over I feel this big ole gut slop to one side........I CAN NOT STAND IT!
Okay thanks for letting me vent

queenjane
07-15-2007, 04:35 PM
sorry you couldn't sleep 2BThin. It sux to be hot -- I don't know about you, but I feel even fatter in the heat! :)

good job on keeping your willpower with all that cake and icecream around!

hotmama2three
07-15-2007, 07:13 PM
Hey girls!! I'm back =), good to be home. We went to Disneyland Friday (my DH had some bus. meetings out there so me and the kids met him there) evening; what should have been a 80 min. drive took 4 hours with traffic and a potty stop in the middle of I don't know where! Went to the hotel pool Saturday morning.

I sure here you all on feeling yucko in the summer. I look alright in clothes if I have some time to pull myself together, but I look BAD in a swimsuit -- can't hide anything in that.

After two restaurant meals and a BBQ last night I'm up a couple on the scale this morning. Trying to be good today and will see if I'll settle by tomorrow.

My kiddies have friends over today, as if I don't have enough of my own to tend to, lol. Aahhh... summer. ;)

queenjane
07-15-2007, 09:34 PM
I've posted the new thread (with our new name "that 70s show") for tomorrow already b/c I'm going to be busy at work in the AM. Post away, and I'll join you there later!

sonie
07-21-2007, 03:14 AM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 198

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): To finally choose a plan and stick to it. Obviously taking my favorite parts of all of them and putting them into one isn't working. :(

Your most recent "little victory" (weight loss is all about the baby steps, now, isn't it?): Have to agree about the tank top issue, also have seen a bit of improvement in the inner thigh area. (Not much, but some.)

I am new to the site and so very happy to find a group that is fighting the same battles I am. It is nice to have others along for company...as it is a long trip alone. :hug: I also like the weekly goals because it's all about the little victories that let us conquer our future! Please share what is "working" for you, as I am still tying to find my way in the dark, and I am one of those who can't find my own ...well, you know.... in the dark.

Sending all a little :dust: for the week.

Sonie :sunny: